Itinerary | Windhoek to Cape Town
Windhoek to Cape Town
Windhoek is asmall capital city, with many places of historical interest. Visit the local museum or haggle at the street side markets, take a meal out at a beer house – German style.
DAY 1-3: Windhoek to Etosha National Park (B/L/D)
Heading north to Etosha Pan National Park. Thousands of years ago this vast saltpan was a lake, till Kunene River changed course and deprived the lake of water. The pan and surrounding bush support large numbers and a wide range of wildlife. We view game from the truck and spend the evenings by the floodlit water holes at the park’s campsites. These waterholes provide an excellent opportunity to observe animals that are hard to find during the day, particularly rhino and also smaller animals such as the genet. Elephant, lion, giraffe, zebra, oryx, ostrich, springbok, jackals, hyenas and meercats are also likely to be seen here.
Optional Activity: Night game drives with Etosha National Park
Included Activity: Game drives through Etosha National Park in our safari truck
Day 4: Etosha to Brandberg Mountain (B/L/D)
We leave Etosha and head to Brandberg Mountain [fire mountain]a massive mountain outcrop rising above the gravel plains, uninhabited and isolated with the tallest mountain in Namibia.
DAY 5-6: Brandberg Mt to Spitzkoppe & Swakopmund on the sea (B)
Namibia is a land of wide open spaces and we pass few inhabited areas as we drive towards Spitzkoppe; a group of granite peaks Swakopmund is an old German colonial seaside resort with plenty to do for the energetic and German beer halls for those after a more relaxing time. Horse-riding, quad biking or sand boarding on the dunes, deep sea fishing in the Atlantic, jump out of a plane or take a scenic flight over the coastline are just a few of the things you can do here.
Included Activity: Spitzkoppe
Optional Activities: Skydiving, quad biking, sand boarding, scenic desert flights, dolphin cruises, fishing trips, golf, horse riding
Day 7-8 Swakopmund to Sesriem (B/L/D)
Leaving Swakopmund, we head south to the industrial port Walvis Bay, before turning inland and toward the desert. Continuing our journey, we enter the Namib-Naukluft Park in one of the oldest deserts in the world. We base ourselves at Sesriem, a great place to experience the Namib and its many moods.
Namib-Naukluft National Park, Dune 45 & Sossusvlei. An early start into Namib-Naukluft National Park, we take a morning roaming around the sands. We take some time to summit the famous Dune 45. We then take a desert shuttle a further 5kms into the desert where you can take a walk to Sossusvlei; a river which ends is a salt and clay pan, surrounded by high red dunes.
Included Activity: Visit Sossusvlei & Dune 45
DAY 9: Sesriem to Fish River Canyon (B/L/D)
After overnighting in the desert we drive south to Fish River Canyon; 160km long and half a kilometre deep; second in length only to the Grand Canyon. You can trek along the rim and look into the canyon from the various viewpoints.
Included Activity: Visit Fish River Canyon
DAY 10: Fish River Canyon to Gariep River, South Africa (B/L/D)
We Cross into South Africa on the Gariep River or Orange River. Take a canoe trip down the river or relax by the pool enjoying the spectacular view.
Included Activity: Canoe the Gariep River
DAY 11: Orange River to Cederberg (B/L/D)
We drive through mountain valleys and stony semi-desert following the farmland south through the sparsely populated areas of the Western Cape. Cederberg growing area of the centre of one of the Cape’s many wine routes.
Included Activity: Wine tasting
DAY 12: Cederberg to Cape Town (B)
Continuing south through to the fruit growing area of Citrusdal; we cross the mountains to Cape Town – a beautiful city, plenty of cafes, pubs, clubs and markets. Tonight’s accommodation is in dormitories in one of Cape Town’s hostels. After we have checked in and got ourselves lunch, we will depart on a township tour in and around Cape Town. We will be dropped back at our hostel once we have finished the township tour.
Included Activity: Township tour
DAY 13: Cape Town (No Meals)
This morning is the end of our tour. While in Cape Town; go and climb Table Mountain or take the cable car to the top for views of the city and visit Robben Island